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Stool – Wood – Chokwe – DR Congo


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In many cultures throughout the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo the seats of leaders are important symbols of power and authority.
The main function of the stool was not to serve as a seat, but rather as a receptacle for the chief’s spirit.
The seat of this royal Chokwe stool is supported by a kneeling figure who balance it on his head.

Object: Stool
Ethnic group/ culture: Chokew
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Dimensions: 26×14×14 cm
Weight: 1300 g


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